As tattoos become more common, especially among athletes, copyright claims arising from the display of this art form on electronic media, from television appearances to video games, have become more common. An agency representing tattoo artists has challenged the unlicensed reproduction of their work in video games. Solid Oak Studios Continue Reading

Louis C.K. Pays His Dues

On March 1, 2016 By Alison Morris

Louis C.K., well-known for his often self-deprecating and dark humor may have some new material for his upcoming stand-up routines. After a damages decision on Tuesday, the funny man will be saddled with $163,000 worth of attorney fees and costs – on top of tens of thousands of dollars in lapsed union dues.

C.K., whose [...]

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In the fourth quarter of 2015, Illinois companies had posted 34,906 job openings for technology workers.  In the first quarter of that same year, the number was 54,000.  The dip in numbers does not mean much; what matters is the extremely large number of workers needed in the technology sector, including those who can [...]

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As 2016 Oscar night steadily approaches, pundits make their predictions about who will take home the highly coveted golden statuette. While it’s unclear which film will take home the award for Best Picture or whether seasoned actor Leonard DiCaprio will finally win a statuette, one thing is for certain: the Oscars this year will apparently [...]

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Google Collects Data from Student Users… For What?

On February 25, 2016 By sdotzel

When it comes to data collection from use of devices and programs considered “necessities” in today’s world, the all too common question is – what is this data really being used for? This question was posed in a very public way by Senator Al Franken, the chief Democrat in the US Senate’s Privacy, Technology, and [...]

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A Crowded (Internet) Space

On February 25, 2016 By Matthew Gaske

In recent years, the service environment for companies seeking to provide internet access through geosynchronous, low earth Orbital, or atmospheric platforms appears to have become more competitive.*

The furthest away of these three categories are geosynchronous satellites, whose orbital altitude of over 22,000 miles allows them to travel over the Earth at [...]

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On February 9, 2016, the London-based British luxury apparel brand, Burberry, filed a lawsuit against J.C. Penney Corp. The lawsuit, filed in the Southern District of New York, alleged that J.C. Penney infringed upon Burberry’s trademark of its signature “Burberry check” pattern. The complaint also contained allegations of federal counterfeiting, and multiple other state [...]

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The 88th Annual Academy Awards, otherwise known as the Oscars, take places next Sunday, February 28th. This year’s Oscars have already been ripe with controversy, but the problems haven’t stopped yet. Earlier this week, the Academy sued Lash Fary, founder of Distinctive Assets, for trademark infringement in California federal court. Distinctive Assets is [...]

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Apple Fights Courts Over iPhone Security

On February 23, 2016 By rhernandez

Should you care about protecting the data on your cellphone? What about the data on the phone of a terrorist? One technology powerhouse cares strongly about this issue and is even willing to go to (metaphorical) blows with the United States Government over the result.

On December 14th, 2015, two shooters carried out an [...]

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After securing his second Super Bowl win and arguably his legacy, Peyton Manning is seemingly prepared to retire as one of the most prolific quarterbacks of all time. His squeaky-clean image throughout the course of his professional career has resulted in lucrative endorsement deals that will undoubtedly carry forward into his retirement. However, just as [...]

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